In Review: The Flash – Borrowing Problems from the Future

Synopsis: Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the...

Synopsis: Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain’s presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder, it will cement Iris’ fate.

Review: Fans of Kid Flash will enjoy this particular episode because he features more prominently than in any of his prior episodes. That said Barry Allen’s Flash still has the training wheels on his younger charge.

We’re faced with all manner of fall out from the previous episode and Barry’s fear of Savitar is very palpable. So much so that it is having a major effect on his dealings with Iris and his friends on team flash. In fact as a viewer. I was as relieved as Barry was when he eventually told Iris about her fate and took it to team flash.

We have some light comedy moments coming from H.G. who is trying to open up starlabs as a museum, but does not have the full support of Cisco or the other members of team Flash.

The villain this week feels somewhat lacking given what we have been facing with Savitar. In fact its an easy take down for Barry, but given that Barry is trying to influence and change the time line. Its down to Kid Flash to get the crook in this episode.  There’s a fun explanation of time and relativity using domino’s, which gives H.G something else to do other than opening the museum.

Caitlin’s bracelets, which help her keep Killer Frost at by are malfunctioning and she is ever fearful of losing control. She goes to Julian Albert and tries to entice him into helping by offering him a place on team Flash.

This was a fairly good opening episode for the mid season point. I look forward to seeing how things move forward with Savitar, but hoping that next season will offer a different style of villain than the average speedster.

9.7
The Flash - Borrowing Problems from the Future
  • Story
    9.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    9.9
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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